by Michelle Reid

June 2002
ISBN: 0-373-12254-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #2254
Trade Paperback

Leona and Sheikh Hassan ben Khalfa Al Qadim are happily married. However, there is one problem, she canít have his children. When Hassanís family suggests he take a second wife in order to ensure an heir, Leona runs away. One year later, Leona is living in Spain and Hassan is miserable, and concerned when he discovers that Leona is the focus of plot to overthrow his family and him. Hassan arranges to kidnap Leona to thwart the plot. However, he doesnít count on an angry Leona and a series of accidents that place her in danger. Leona doesnít want to fall in love with Hassan again, after all, she canít give him the children he needs. However, love doesnít care about politics and soon Leona is once again head over heels in love with Hassan.

The Sheikhís Chosen Wife by Michelle Reid is a good romance with great characterization. The characters come to life right before the readerís eyes. However, the plot is very predictable and the series of accidents detracts rather than enhances the story line. The plot to overthrow Hassanís family never seems to be fully explained and the ending feels rushed and improbable. However, if you like books about runaway brides and dessert sheikhs, then this is a good read.

Reviewed in July 2002 by Jen.

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